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Australia’s Annual Sexual Health Check Up: STIs are mostly down, but reductions in testing could be the cause

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 Kirby Institute (UNSW) – released Thursday 8 December 2022 Data released last month by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted testing and diagnoses of sexually transmissible infections (STI) in Australia. The report titled HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual surveillance report shows that in 2021 there...

Free Sexual Health Week resources from SHINE SA

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SHINE SA, August 2022 Sexual Health Week runs from 12-18 September, 2022. Sexual Health Week invites all South Australians to have conversations around improving our sexual health and relationship wellbeing. SHINE SA has a number of free digital and physical resources which can help your organisation get involved. Unfortunately many people feel embarrassed talking about their sexual health;...

Multilingual resources on sexual & reproductive health

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Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH), July 2022 New and updated resources in translation, compiled by CEH. They cover sexual & reproductive health and related topics.  Various languages. Links below. Contraception – your choices This translated fact sheet explains the available options for using a worry-free contraception that suits an individual as their best protection...

Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C

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Young, J., Ablona, A., Klassen, B.J. et al. Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C: a qualitative analysis of key facilitators and ongoing challenges. BMC Public Health 22, 1085 (2022). Abstract: Background In 2018, the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) invited gay, bisexual, trans, queer men and Two-Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q) at Pride...

Factors associated with group sex in heterosexual males and females attending a sexual health clinic in Melbourne

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Constantinou Heidi, Fairley Christopher K., Bradshaw Catriona S., Choi Edmond P. H., Maddaford Kate, Phillips Tiffany R., Chow Eric P. F. (2022) Factors associated with group sex in heterosexual males and females attending a sexual health clinic in Melbourne, Australia: a cross-sectional survey. Sexual Health 19, 39-45. Abstract: Background: There have been limited studies of group sex among...

Trichomoniasis among men presenting to a sexual health clinic in Melbourne

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Abraham Esha, Fairley Christopher K., Aung Ei T., Bradshaw Catriona S., Chen Marcus Y., Phillips Tiffany R., Chow Eric P. F. (2022) Trichomoniasis among men presenting to a sexual health clinic in Melbourne, Australia. Sexual Health 19, 70-73.  Abstract Background: This study aimed to examine the positivity of urethral Trichomonas vaginalis in men attending an urban sexual health clinic in...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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